Staying healthy

With so many children together in one place, it’s easy to pass germs back and forth at a child care centre. The good news is your baby is building up immunity. However, a sick baby isn’t fun for either one of you, so make sure you take these precautions.

• Handwashing is the best way to stop germs from spreading. Practice washing hands with your baby to make it a fun part of their routine.
Keep your baby’s immunizations up to date.
• Help keep your baby healthy by giving them nutritious food to eat, encouraging physical activity and setting them up to sleep as well as possible.

To learn more about how to prevent and treat a variety of common illnesses, and information about what to do if your baby gets sick, have a look at our Sneezes and Diseases PDF.